Sony QX100, one of the company’s upcoming lens-camera modules, is rumored to retail for a price of $450, which is $300 less than the RX100 II.
Back when the rumor mill leaked information about a revolutionary lens-camera module, that could be attached to smartphones, most people took it as a joke.
Unfortunately, lack of vision is a thing which is affecting a lot of industry watchers. However, a bunch of leaked photos has changed their mind as the Sony lens-camera modules will be sold under the names of DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100, respectively.
These two products are actual lenses that feature a built-in image sensor. As incredible as this may sound, it is possible and inside sources are claiming that they are coming on September 4 at IFA Berlin 2013, along with the i1 Honami smartphone.
Sony QX100 price rumored to be only $450
If the devices are certain to make an appearance early next month, we still have to determine their prices.
Thankfully, inside sources have our back and they have unearthed exactly what we were looking for: the Sony QX100 price. It appears that the higher-end lens-camera accessory will become available for $450, which is $300 less than the camera that it is based on, the RX100 II.
Moreover, the second module will retail for a price between $200 and $250, which is quite a good deal, considering its specs and the fact that it can be attached to several Android-powered Sony smartphones.
Sony DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 specs have already been leaked on the web
The Sony DSC-QX100 will feature a 20.2-megapixel image sensor and a Zeiss 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9 lens (35mm equivalent).
Meanwhile, the QX100 will come packed with a 1/2.3″-type 18-megapixel sensor and a 21.5-215mm f/3.3-5.9 optic for the full frame format equivalent.
Both devices will be powered by a Bionz image processor and they will boast WiFi, NFC, and a microSD card slot to store photos directly on the modules, without the need for external storage.
The WiFi and NFC connectivity options will be useful to use Android smartphones in Live View mode, allowing users to frame their shots.
Everything will be announced at IFA Berlin 2013 on September 4
Other features include a zoom lever, shutter button, tripod mount, and a built-in microphone. Please note that these are based on rumors, so potential buyers should wait until early September at IFA Berlin to find out the full truth.
If you are not willing to use a smartphone as a viewfinder, then you might want to buy the Sony RX100 II camera, which is available for $748 at Amazon.